Shower Faucet Removal Problems

Old 02-23-08, 07:22 PM
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Shower Faucet Removal Problems

I have a leak in my hot water valve, and need to replace the o'rings/washers.

My problem is that the brass nut that holds the assembly in is very tight and stuck. I bought a set of stem sockets, but none seem to fit snug enough to get leverage to loosen without rounding out the brass.

I've attached a picture of the nuts in question.

Any idea on how to remove it?

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Old 02-24-08, 06:04 AM
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The nuts showing in the pic are for tightening the stem packing, not for removing the valvestem assy. That nut is part of the valvestem body and is inside the tile, which may have to be chipped out slightly to get the wrench to fit. Some of those wrench sets are cheap Chineese types and don't work well on old TIGHT nuts. Go slowly or you can round them off. Some heat may help loosen the valve body, but use sparingly.

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